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onthewall2983
12-01-2011, 11:24 AM
Christmas special airs on the 28th, features the guys on a trip to India :)

REPLICA
12-11-2011, 07:25 PM
I hope this is the original Top Gear (UK). I enjoyed the episode when they decided to come to the States and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway. If they only phoned ahead, we could have told them the speed limit's here suck!

onthewall2983
12-11-2011, 07:31 PM
Indeed it is. 2:01 in.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06Yukhe272M&feature=player_embedded#!

REPLICA
12-11-2011, 08:06 PM
Indeed it is.
SWEET! I can't stand the American version, sometimes it tricks me since History and BBCA are near each other on Directv.


2:01 in.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06Yukhe272M&feature=player_embedded#!

I think this will be like the Vietnam episode on ten times crazier.

onthewall2983
12-18-2011, 09:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=juFm6tLaVsg

WOW :) REPLICA, those are pretty strong words. The Vietnam special might be the peak of the whole show, for me.

Goldfoot
12-18-2011, 09:58 PM
All cars should have no doors.

REPLICA
12-19-2011, 08:44 PM
WOW :) REPLICA, those are pretty strong words. The Vietnam special might be the peak of the whole show, for me.

From what we've seen from the trailer, it looks like it could very well be one insane trip for the boys.

onthewall2983
12-29-2011, 08:17 AM
Good, not great (although it probably contained two immediate favorite scenes from the entire series for me). Driving in India sounds like a nightmare, period but night driving looks especially hellish.

Vertigo
12-29-2011, 08:38 AM
I thought it was awful. Minimal entertainment (and actually quite cringe-inducing), not much of a travelogue, photography wasn't the show's best work, and very little said about the cars. It's disappointing given that last year's two specials were great in my opinion, and the three-~10k-"bargains" format can produce some great material, as in the episode where they bought a Lamborghini Urraco, Maserati Merak and Ferrari 308gt4.

onthewall2983
01-06-2012, 01:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY9u0LxIWJk

REPLICA
01-08-2012, 07:15 PM
I haven't been able to watch the India special, I'll have to see if Hulu or iTunes has it available.

onthewall2983
01-16-2012, 07:58 PM
Sneak peek of season 18 (http://transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2012/01/16/trailer-top-gear-tv-series-18is-back), which premieres on the 29th.

onthewall2983
01-27-2012, 11:03 PM
Another peek (http://transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2012/01/27/video-james-and-jeremy-introduce-series-18-of-top-gear) at the new season (or series as the Brits call it), featuring James and Jeremy explaining what the gang will be up to this time around.

onthewall2983
01-29-2012, 06:45 PM
Tonight's episode was a solid 10, and miles away from the problematic India special. Got my fingers crossed the rest of the season will be able to match up.

Vertigo
01-30-2012, 03:14 AM
Agreed... slightly cringe-inducing dirty jokes aside, that was a tremendously well-done episode. Even enjoyed the SIARPC segment for once. The way they conveyed the sense of speed on the racetrack at the end was amazing, they felt even faster than F1 and GT racing broadcasts. And the photography even managed the daunting task of making the Noble look like a premium product and the Aventador not look like a disappointment (12C still looked dull though IMO, and who specifies that car without satnav or lifting kit?).

terryzen
01-31-2012, 09:53 AM
Jeremy Clarkson is a bit annoying to me. I would be happy if the show was just The Stig doing hotlaps.

onthewall2983
01-31-2012, 02:54 PM
If Jeremy was hosting the show by himself, I'd probably have gotten tired of it pretty quickly. The chemistry between him and the two others is what has always kept me glued.

REPLICA
01-31-2012, 03:08 PM
Some segments of Jeremy can get old after a while. I do however like his commentary during the hotlaps.

Bonedwarf
01-31-2012, 05:56 PM
Still love the show but it's getting really long in the tooth now. For years people have complained about scripted bits in their adventures but dear god it's gotten bad on occasion.

Still one of the most enjoyable hours of TV around though. Really enjoy watching old ones on Netflix even though I've seen them multiple times. (Even if they do edit good segments in some cases.)

onthewall2983
03-20-2012, 07:21 PM
Hammond's new show for BBC America premieres next month, following the stateside premiere of Season 18. The first episode of which was really fucking stellar.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=duBVnn9GRuA

sentient02970
03-20-2012, 08:05 PM
So happy for the hamster.

onthewall2983
05-09-2012, 05:07 AM
http://youtu.be/uo0dpeQqXUg

Apart from the Christmas special this December, the show won't be back until next year. 8:14 into this video, but Jeremy also talked about it on his Twitter. Him and James have accounts now, so if they update those regularly, it MIGHT hold me over until then...

onthewall2983
06-16-2012, 08:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv-WKGOnGto&feature=g-u-u

DF118
06-16-2012, 10:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0i0RXMvzMs&feature=related

onthewall2983
10-14-2012, 03:01 PM
The next season won't start until January, but coming soon there's a one-off special hosted by Hammond about the cars featured in the James Bond movies.

onthewall2983
10-26-2012, 08:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVgudvpCJvc&feature=g-all-u

onthewall2983
11-01-2012, 06:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfOwSTXP-3o&feature=g-all-f

onthewall2983
11-15-2012, 12:44 PM
All signs (via the guys' Twitter accounts) are pointing to the three guys filming a big road trip across America right now.

onthewall2983
01-16-2013, 01:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?client=mv-vf-uk&hl=en&gl=US&v=VPei3rNWqWk&nomobile=1

onthewall2983
06-24-2013, 03:50 PM
In case anyone cares


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=a4ozvZK2YPo

onthewall2983
07-31-2013, 01:49 AM
BBC Worldwide Revs Up 'Top Gear' Week (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/top-gear-week-air-bbc-566157)

onthewall2983
01-19-2014, 10:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHz8EWzBY3k

onthewall2983
01-21-2014, 02:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yRabzMh-Yf8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NCvM5aQZ7uY

Vertigo
01-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Thrilling!

onthewall2983
01-23-2014, 01:57 AM
February 2nd. (https://twitter.com/BBC_TopGear/status/425723532350603264)

onthewall2983
02-11-2014, 08:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PUJya54a5Y

Vertigo
02-11-2014, 04:14 PM
First ep was utterly worthless in my opinion. The second was as good as the first was bad, I loved every segment. The Alfa 4C is beautiful, I want one (and lusting unhealthily over the quad bike /jet ski too).

Camille
02-11-2014, 04:30 PM
Top Gear has become stale imo. They need to take a couple of years break. Hammond does my tits in more and more with each passing series.

onthewall2983
02-11-2014, 05:40 PM
I liked the first episode fine right until the final segment of the show. 2nd episode was definitely an improvement. I'm very encouraged by what Andy says there is to come, seems like they're really trying to outdo themselves against the Olympics.

orestes
02-11-2014, 07:00 PM
First ep was utterly worthless in my opinion. The second was as good as the first was bad, I loved every segment. The Alfa 4C is beautiful, I want one (and lusting unhealthily over the quad bike /jet ski too).

Just be sure to not wear swimming trunks.

aggroculture
02-11-2014, 07:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMuO-8S_0Wg

onthewall2983
03-02-2014, 01:53 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bhvy9i2IYAAXO2n.jpg:large

This should be interesting.

ibanez33
03-05-2014, 01:17 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bhvy9i2IYAAXO2n.jpg:large

This should be interesting.

It was awesome.

Calla lily
03-07-2014, 06:10 AM
Did you catch "Disappointed" on episode 3. I wasn't paying attention while the family was watching but my ears caught that. You need to skip to about the 2 min mark.
http://youtu.be/5YtVV1VJ4f8

onthewall2983
03-10-2014, 10:52 PM
The first half of the Burma special is very good. Whether or not it's as good as the 1st Africa special or Vietnam remains to be seen, but Clarkson was very bold in his statements on Twitter of how he feels about the special as a whole, especially the 2nd half.

onthewall2983
09-21-2014, 11:26 AM
From Jeremy's Facebook


There has been a lot of stuff in the newspapers recently about the future of Top Gear. Some seem to think there isn’t one. But I can assure you, there is. There are also those who think I won't be part of it. Well, sorry, but I am.
Unless I am eaten by a pack of wild dogs before the next series starts early next year.

onthewall2983
10-03-2014, 04:14 PM
Or maybe if his cars and some members of his crew are attacked by angry Argentinians. (https://autos.yahoo.com/news/top-gear-gets-attacked-argentina-172714965.html)

Exocet
10-03-2014, 06:38 PM
Jeremy Clarkson can be an insensitive asshole sometimes nearly 700 argentinians lost their lives but this is such bullshit from the Argentinian media, their economy is truly fucked, they divert attention to the falklands whenever they hit a crisis. Their leader the woman whose had all the hideous botox has a serious personality disorder. They are British property, the war was real tragic but they cant seem to accept that simple fact. 98 percent of the falkland islands want to remain part of Britain too. they think they have found immense amounts of oil there now too..... they are never going to go to war with us again it would destroy them the way things are there.
They owe the US loads of money too the US bailed them out ..they refuse to pay back....shitty government there.

onthewall2983
11-25-2014, 03:16 PM
First details on the Patagonia special (http://transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2014/11/25/top-gear-patagonia-special-first-details/)

onthewall2983
12-13-2014, 08:03 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMCd_rjHpfY

onthewall2983
12-28-2014, 12:51 PM
"Me, I'm Not" was featured in last nights episode, the first part of the Patagonia special.

onthewall2983
12-31-2014, 11:01 AM
The Patagonia special had it's moments, but it really didn't feel as exciting as even the more recent trips to Africa and Burma.

Camille
12-31-2014, 12:14 PM
I wish TG just consisted of Clarkson and May, I find Hammond massively irritating.

onthewall2983
12-31-2014, 12:22 PM
I won't even be that heartbroken once they officially end the show (which I'm betting will happen once their current 3-year contract is up). James May has done some excellent stuff on his own lately, especially his latest Toy Stories.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuD3Y0tWIqA

onthewall2983
01-14-2015, 12:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7YDMt7jOfU

onthewall2983
01-19-2015, 12:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8T1rMsJtQU

onthewall2983
03-11-2015, 09:02 AM
The show is suspended due to Clarkson fighting with producer (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31832698?ocid=socialflow_twitter).

Ax Mr. L
03-11-2015, 09:27 AM
Damn, after many years of 6-7 episodes per season we would've got more and then this happens. I really hope they can resolve their differences and air the three remaining episodes.

WorzelG
03-11-2015, 11:45 AM
I don't even watch the show but I think this suspension of the programme is ridiculous - the BBC are crazy as Top Gear is the top earning programme and goes worldwide - what fools. Complete overreaction. So its OK for Alan Davies to bite a tramps ear and that doesn't affect QI production, but they do this to Top Gear? Complete hypocrisy

Vertigo
03-11-2015, 11:46 AM
So its OK for Alan Davies to bite off a tramps ear and that doesn't affect QI production

Wait, what?

WorzelG
03-11-2015, 11:49 AM
Wait, what?
To be fair, he didn't actually bite off his ear, but he bit his ear and not a sign of suspension or anything
http://metro.co.uk/2007/12/11/jonathan-creek-star-bit-tramps-ear-587426/

Clarkson also punched Piers Morgan but noone anywhere had a problem with that - and in typical Piers Morgan fashion he has to get in on the act
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/430001/Piers-Morgan-Jeremy-Clarkson-punch-Top-Gear

Vertigo
03-11-2015, 12:03 PM
Jeez. I think the moral of these two stories is that middle aged celebrity men with stupid frizzy hair are menaces to society.

The reason why it's so different with Clarkson this time around is that it's a workplace issue, and therefore the BBC and their HR department have to follow a protocol. Particularly if, as has been said by some sources, he was already on a final written warning.

WorzelG
03-11-2015, 12:24 PM
Jeez. I think the moral of these two stories is that middle aged celebrity men with stupid frizzy hair are menaces to society.

Especially when they're having a mid-life crisis

onthewall2983
03-12-2015, 07:00 PM
I never thought I'd say this, but I kind of hope the show goes away, with the hope that James May can continue to do awesome programs like Toy Stories.

onthewall2983
03-25-2015, 09:42 AM
http://transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2015/03/25/bbc-releases-statement-on-clarkson/

Sutekh
03-25-2015, 09:49 AM
Coming soon to sky one! a motoring program

onthewall2983
07-30-2015, 07:07 AM
Clarkson, May and Hammond headed to Amazon. (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/top-gear-team-heading-amazon-812102)

onthewall2983
04-08-2016, 08:57 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p-K34m6vuY

GibbonBlack
04-08-2016, 02:26 PM
So is this thread for Top Gear or the still as unnamed show with Clarkson, May and Hammond?

onthewall2983
04-09-2016, 04:57 PM
It can be both, but I'm not interested at all in the new TG.

Substance242
05-30-2016, 03:59 PM
So, here it is, new Top Gear. It is similar and by no means bad, but I am thinking my problem is that I don't believe these presenters are really that silly to do some of the silly things, but I believed the original three. :-)

botley
05-30-2016, 04:02 PM
Make Top Gear Great Again

onthewall2983
08-18-2016, 01:01 PM
Can't recommend highly enough to watch James May's Cars of the People. His Toy Stories specials too.

onthewall2983
02-04-2017, 06:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN_An7VaMDk